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News in Brief 22 September 2017 – Geneva (AM)


  World prepares to unite on mercury pollution The global community is set to gather in Geneva to celebrate an historic international agreement that tackles deadly mercury exposure for the first time. Known…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

UN welcomes pricing deal for lifesaving HIV medicine


A new agreement will make a lifesaving medicine to treat HIV more widely available in more than 90 low- and middle-income countries The pricing deal for the generic, single-pill drug, known as dolutegravir…

21 Sep 2017 / Listen /
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"Just stop the war" urges UN Yemen Coordinator


With conflict in Yemen grinding on, the health system and economy have collapsed, seriously jeopardizing "people's ability to survive".…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Mission chief says peace deal crucial to ending South Sudan crisis

David Shearer, head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), meeting residents of Kuajok, the capital of Gogrial state. Photo: UNMISS/Isaac Billy

Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan. That's the firm…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Hurricane island expat: I still haven't heard from Dominica relatives


A UN worker in Geneva who is from one of the Caribbean islands devastated by Hurricane Maria has spoken…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

Deal to reduce price of "superior" HIV treatment aims to save more lives

Two daughters look at their mother who is dying from HIV/AIDS. Cambodia. 2002. Photo: © Masaru Goto / World Bank

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing…

22 Sep 2017 / Listen /

New UN team to investigate ISIL crimes in Iraq


In a "landmark" resolution, the Security Council established a new team on Thursday to investigate alleged war crimes, crimes…

21 Sep 2017 / Listen /
New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders 1.25 million road deaths must be stopped: UN Envoy Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Refugee Award Countries take stock of UN declaration on refugees, migrants Nuclear test ban represents "low hanging fruit" to stop proliferation UN and EU partner to stamp out violence against women
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